At the Rio

From Friday

High-Rise (15)

Young, doctor, Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) moves into a new luxury apartment in a Brutalist concrete tower block inhabited by eccentric tenants and topped by the penthouse suite of the high-rise’s architect and owner, Mr. Royal (Jeremy Irons). When class warfare breaks out between the upper and lower floors and competitive hijinks turn into tribalism and anarchy, the tower and its social complexities begin to take over Laing’s life. Ben Wheatley’s sylish and eye-popping adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s classic novel is an unforgettable experience.

Saturday 19 March at 11am

My Neighbour Totoro (U)

Another timeless classic from the creators of SPIRITED AWAY and HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE. While their mother recovers from an illness, Satsuki and her little sister Mei escape to the countryside.
Far from the bustle of the city, they discover a mysterious place of spirits and magic, and the friendship of the Totoro woodland creatures. A magical animated delight.

5/5 stars
The Guardian

Little White Lies

“Miyazaki’s tender, gorgeous masterpiece”
5/5 stars

Sunday 20 March from 1.45pm

Jean-Luc Godard Double Bill (15)

Godard’s third feature from 1961, Anna Karina is the woman trying to have a child with an unwilling lover whilst finding herself torn between him and his best friend (Jean-Paul Belmondo) Dizzying and dazzling, this is Godard at his most charming and most delightfully accessible.
LE MEPRIS (15) at 3.30pm
Godard’s subversive foray into commercial filmmaking is a star-studded wide-screen epic set in the glossy world of European film-making. Michel Piccoli is a screenwriter torn between the demands of a proud European director (played by legendary director Fritz Lang), a crude and arrogant American producer (Jack Palance), and his disillusioned wife, Camille (Brigitte Bardot. New 4k restoration.

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Sunday 20 March 10.30 doors open for 11am

Eddie The Eagle (PG)


“A comedy of soaring delights… As a man he may never have made the podium, but as a movie Eddie The Eagle flies.”
4/5 stars EMPIRE
This is a FREE screening for Rio Members who can claim two tickets by emailing an RSVP to
Please make sure to include your membership number in the email.
Show your membership card when you arrive, doors open at 10.30am and the film starts at 11am, first come first served!

Wednesday 23 March 2.30pm

The Lady In The Van (12A)

The Rio Classic Matinee is shown with an intermission, and extra seating is provided in the foyer. The admission price for the Over 50s is £2 which includes free tea and biscuits. Please come along and enjoy a film and a chat! These screenings are also open to everyone else at normal weekday matinee ticket prices.The irresistible Maggie Smith reprises her hit stage role as Miss Shepherd, the mysterious and irascible occupier of a decrepit Bedford van parked in the Camden driveway of writer and national treasure Alan Bennett.

From Friday 25 to Thursday 31 March

The Iron Giant (PG)

Now with extra scenes and completely restored this modern animated classic, returns to enchant a new generation. In a small American town at the height of the Cold War in the 50s, a gigantic extraterrestrial robot crash-lands near the home of nine-year-old Hogarth. Befriending the enormous visitor, Hogarth desperately tries to keep his new pal’s existence a secret from both his mother and a prying government agent…  tender, moving and exciting, part metal, part magic and all heart.

Rio Membership

With some great films coming up, and tickets are already on sale at the Rio for High-Rise, Victoria and Dheepan, theres been no better time to treat yourself or a friend or loved one to a Rio Membership. You’ll be supporting the cinema and you’ll save money with up to £3 off tickets, and 10% off food and drinks at the café bar.

Plus we will be bringing you monthly offers from business and cultural partners in Hackney, and free member previews (including this Sundays screening of Eddie The Eagle) of some of the great films coming up at the Rio, for only £30 for single and £45 for joint annual membership.

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